Martin Boyle

Martin Boyle

Martin Boyle works across many different mediums his conceptual art includes installation, sculpture, photography, video, and site-specific pieces.

Influenced by ideas of uncertainty expressed in both euphoric and dark Romanticism, he explores a complex and contradictory range of human emotions and thoughts, by emphasising a tension between order & chaos, man & nature, idealised & reality.

In this uncertain place, with no particular vision of truth, he focuses on experiences that are shareable often exploring a search for the transformative and the transcendent.

His poetic delivery charts human habits and social issues, often drawing out a sense of precariousness or vulnerability in places by excavating the aspirations and ideologies.

The work oscillates between private and public spaces appropriating found images and objects. There is an instability in his artwork, which leaves the works open-ended and capable of assuming different meanings.

Boyle (b.1982, Donegal, Ireland) lives and works in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He completed a Masters of Fine Art in 2008 at the University Of Ulster, Belfast, and a BA in Sculpture from the Limerick School of Art and Design.

Recent Solo exhibitions include “Snap!”, Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Ireland (2016); Human body’ accident, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2015); Everyting’s Connected, Art Centre Ongoing, Tokyo, Japan (2014); Genuine Replica, Ulster Museum, Belfast (2013). Recent group exhibitions include ART WORKS, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland (2017); Future Artist-Makers, Nerve Visual Gallery, Derry (2017); These Days are Persistent and Changeable, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (2016); Diagrams, Pallas Projects, Dublin (2015); Out in the Open, Household Collective, Belfast (2015), Existence of flamethrowers in your street, G126, Galway, Ireland (2015); Scope Art Fair, New York (2013); Instances of Agreement, Kao Yuan Arts Centre, Taiwan (2012).